Charlie Chaplin's 62nd Film Released Oct. 22 1917
The Adventurer is a short comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. It is the last out of the twelve films made while he was under contract for the Mutual Film Corportation.
Chaplin plays an escaped convict on the run from prison guards. He falls into favor with a wealthy family after he saves a young lady (Edna Purviance) from drowning, but her suitor (Eric Campbell) does everything he can to have Chaplin apprehended by the officials.
The film also stars Henry Bergman, and Albert Austin, and marked the final film of his co-star Eric Campbell who would be dead before the end of the year in a drunk driving accident.
January 27, 2015 Subject:
In my opinion this is the definitive CC short film. It is fantastic, hilarious, fast paced and non-stop laugh.
What a genius talent. Indeed no one has passed this way before and likely, no one will.
Charlie is unique!